I was framing walls today and wanted to see if the kss 80 would struggle when gang cutting 2 x 4's. I started with two and then quickly went up to six without a hint of hesitation. I used to use the 8 1/4 skil worm drive for gang cutting so after i finished my crosscut, i actually double checked that i went through all six 2 x's and not just the three on top.
Hi erik I have had my kss 80 for about 6 months I have cut 3.25 old dry fir with no problem cut off as well as ripping. Very happy with power performance every time I've used this saw. Yesterday I was gang dado 3"/1 1/2" in 11 hardwood 2" stock preformed perfect. i love this saw only wished my kss400 had the same blade guard control an depth lever.
Initially, I was drawn to the 80 after spending a summer snagging the 400's blade guard against my cutting platform. Unfortunately, I though the blade guard could be locked in the upright position when sawing as well as when changing the blade, Oh well, safety first I suppose.
I am happy to report, the 80 cuts through four stacked sheets of plywood with minimal effort. I was using the 12 tooth blade and the parallel fence so there were slight inconsistencies with the cut line, but that could be more a function of operator error. What a pleasure to rip to rip 24 lengths of 6-10 inch pieces in just a few minutes.
And just so I don't spread misinformation, you'll need the roller edge guide for rips under 7 1/2".
Post by MrToolJunkie on Feb 8, 2015 10:43:44 GMT -5
This saw has power to spare. I get good results with the 24 tooth blade too and use that for most things. I did switch back to the ripping blade on some walnut that had a lot of tension in it and pinched the blade. It has been great so far.
Last week I was cutting some 80+yr old Doug fir with the kss80 plug into a ct22 vac that was great but I trip a 20 amp breaker twice. So I slowed my feed rate down and got my job done . Kss 80 =power hog I love it so. Have a great day Rc
bengt: Oh please the ks60 is better in every way. 60 degree miter in both directions. Bevels past 45(essential in a saw that must cut on the flat) Bigger blade more capacity. The Metabo hpt has 57 degree miter max and 45 bevel max.
Sept 9, 2019 20:02:24 GMT -5
abdon: I stand corrected , the angle fence is only attaches with F -Tracks , what confused me was , that the Timberwolf site mentioned it will work with the NFU machine, yes it will work but only I guess when you use the Ftrack , with other tracks Like the KSS L.
Nov 28, 2020 22:52:01 GMT -5
glynnco: Did you order from GereedschapPro? I see them as in stock but I'm located in the US and am not sure if they ship here. I sent them an email asking about shipping but it was returned undeliverable...
Dec 10, 2020 7:37:40 GMT -5
jonathan: I've purchased a lot of stuff from our neighbours @ GereedschapPro.nl As far as I know they are one of the larger Mafell dealers in the EU. I can recommend them, they usually respond quickly.
Dec 11, 2020 13:58:36 GMT -5
NFU 50 Transportation?: Hi Guys, is there some Systainer for the NFU 50?
Dec 11, 2020 14:30:12 GMT -5
frezik24: Hello everyone
Dec 13, 2020 9:20:00 GMT -5
lasse: Thanks for the tip! I have own a mafell rail which is 160 cm and one that is 80 cm. Will it work just as well or will I need to buy rail that is 110 cm?
Mar 18, 2021 15:35:15 GMT -5